Category Archives: OWS

Tools for a Movement of Leaders: OWS Facilitator Workshop

Lisa Fithian has been working for nonviolent social change since the mid 1970′s. Over the years she has been a student, labor and community organizer on a broad range of issues. From environmental justice to student and worker rights, from … Continue reading

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Occupy is Not Just About Occupying

What to do next? The Occupy Movement needs to bring participatory democracy to communities. Occupiers should develop an aggressive organizing plan for their city. Divide the city and appoint people to be responsible for different areas of the city. Depending … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street: An Open Source Movement

The Occupation is gaining depth and breadth, nationally and globally.  The appearance is that spontaneous actions have arisen and continue to proliferate, cross-pollinate and act independently from the original occupation on Wall Street itself. Though there is a groundswell of … Continue reading

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Occupy the Public Forum: 5 Values to Profess Beyond the Protest

While some people are frustrated that the Occupiers haven’t issued detailed policy briefs, they managed to do something arguably more important: open a dialog on values  that has been held captive by conservative forces for years . Occupy Wall Street … Continue reading

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All Our Ideas – A Suggestion Box for the Digital Age

All Our Ideas is a platform that enables groups to collect and prioritize ideas in a transparent, democratic, and bottom-up way. It’s a suggestion box for the digital age. You can use All Our Ideas to create a website where … Continue reading

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Noam Chomsky – Occupy the World

In a speech to Occupy Boston, the linguist and icon hailed the “unprecedented” first weeks of OWS. He cautioned protesters to build and educate first, strike later. The Occupy movement really is an exciting development. In fact, it’s spectacular. It’s … Continue reading

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Resistance to being governed: Occupy Wall Street’s ‘Political Disobedience’

Our language has not yet caught up with the political phenomenon that is emerging in Zuccotti Park and spreading across the nation, though it is clear that a political paradigm shift is taking place before our very eyes. It’s time … Continue reading

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Swarm Wall Street: why an anti-political movement is the most important force on the planet

OWS – ‘We should remember that there are many voices in this movement and as much diversity among the protesters as there is in 99% of our population. These different backgrounds, philosophies, and affiliations can and should come together under … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall St. Learns From Globalization Protests

Naomi Klein is the author of “The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism” and “No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies.” I can’t help but compare the Occupy Wall Street protests to the movements that sprang up against … Continue reading

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Occupying Wall Street: What Went Right?

Of all the criticisms being hurled at Occupy Wall Street, the most substantively interesting is the issue of scale. How large can the living-society portion of the occupation grow, dependent as it is on a reasonably small living space and … Continue reading

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